Friday, July 3, 2015

Night-Blooming Cactus, July 3, 2015

Night-Blooming Cactus, Prentiss county, Mississippi, USA, June 28, 2015

The huge flowers open for one night only and are pollinated by night-flying insects.  They begin to close at the first hint of daylight.

Here is US zone 7, Night-Blooming Cacti can live outdoors in the Summer, but must be moved indoors for the Winter.

Sometimes, if the weather is exactly right, they will bloom again in early October. 

July 4th
Veterans Park, Tupelo, Mississippi, USA
 The Prisoner of War / Missing in Action flag is inscribed 'You are not forgotten.'

Happy Independence Day, America!

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  1. I love the cactus bloom, it's gorgeous.

  2. I'm glad that you caught the night blooming cactus, I was a sleep! Happy 4th. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  3. The bloom is lovely, a new one for me. Love the flag shots. Great post. Happy 4th of July, have a great weekend!

  4. Great pictures! Such a beautiful flower and so cool that it only blooms at night.

  5. Great shots, how late was it when it opened up enough to take the photos? I finally got shots of our night cactus this year without sleeping through it.

  6. Oh wow! I believe there are some things in life that are meant to teach us patience and appreciation for fleeting beauty - these night blooming cacti are on that list of things. What great shots!

    Thank you for joining us for Photo Friday this week!

  7. Great shots of the flower.

    The lost deserve to be brought home.

    Trying to catch up on visits and comment while I wait for a flight - one busy week to go and it's back to normal!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Heathrow Airport UK (for the next couple of hours!)

  8. Gorgeous shots of the cactus blooms, so crisp, I bet they smell fantastic. I have the similar Ric Rac cactus and often don't notice the blooms until they are semi-wilted. Happy 4th!

  9. A lovely sight!
    Happy anniversary!

  10. What a wonderful gift! I've heard tales of this night-bloomer but have never seen one.

  11. What a fascinating plant......Happy 4th!

  12. Pretty...I especially like the bottom photo.

  13. Beautiful flower shots, hope you having a lovely week :)

  14. Stunning photos!
    Thank you for taking part in the Floral Friday Fotos meme.


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